St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Live Blog

Joel Reuter@JoelReuterBRFeatured ColumnistApril 3, 2016

Francisco Liriano takes the ball of the Pirates on Opening Day.
Francisco Liriano takes the ball of the Pirates on Opening Day.Chris O'Meara

It's finally here!

After five long, cold months without baseball, the 2016 MLB season has officially arrived, with the St. Louis Cardinals taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first of three games on this wonderful Sunday.

The Cardinals are fresh off of a 100-win season and an NL Central title, while the Pirates won 98 games and found themselves in the Wild Card Game for a third consecutive season.

Both teams wound up eliminated by another NL Central foe in the Chicago Cubs, and they're eyeing bigger and better things as the new season begins.

Keep it right here for live updates on all the action from PNC Park.

Final Score: Cardinals 1, Pirates 4

-Bot 2: Francisco Liriano RBI single (STL 0, PIT 1)
-Bot 2: John Jaso RBI single (STL 0, PIT 2)
-Bot 6: Josh Harrison sacrifice fly (STL 0, PIT 3)
-Bot 8: Jordy Mercer RBI double (STL 0, PIT 4)
-Top 9: Matt Carpenter RBI single (STL 1, PIT 4)

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